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Author Guidelines

Authors who wish to submit articles must send them via system and it is free of charge. Here are the guidelines for writing the manuscripts:

  1. The manuscripts must be original and have never been published or are being submitted to another journal. The articles should be about linguistics, literature, or translation.
  2. The articles should be written in Bahasa Indonesia or English correctly in the form of an essay.
  3. The manuscripts submitted to DIGLOSSIA should normally be between 4,000 to 6,000 words or between 10-12 pages with single space using A-4 paper size, top and left margin 3 cm, bottom and right margin 2.54 cm. Times New Roman size,12. Meanwhile the title should be in 14 bold and not more than 15 words.
  4. The name of the author should be written without academic titles and placed under the title of the article, followed by the name of the institution and mailing address (email or phone number). If the manuscript is written by a team, all members of the team must be written.
  5. The title of the article should be placed in the center. The subtitles should be aligned to the left without numbering. The sub-subtitles are written in the order of letters and numbers in bold italic.
  6. The manuscripts should be accompanied by an abstract of not more than 300 words, containing the importance of the topic, objective, method, findings, and conclusion.
  7. The Journal operates a peer review process and promotes blind reviewing. To facilitate this process, author’s names (without academic titles), institutional affiliations, and the email address of the corresponding author should appear only on a detachable cover sheet.
  8. Footnotes should appear at the end of the text, not at the foot of the relevant page. Page number should be inserted at the bottom, placed on the right.
  9. This journal have a policy of screening for plagiarism using grammarly (
  10. For research-based articles, the outline used is:
  • · Title. The title should be less than 12 words, capitalized, centered, with font zize.
  • · Abstract. Below the abstract, about three to five keywords should appear together with the main body of the article.
  • · Introduction.  The introduction should consist of the background of the study, research contexts, literary review, and research objective. All introduction should be presented in the forms of paragraphs.
  • · Method. The method section consists of description concerning the research design, data sources, data collection, and data analysis, all presented in the form of paragraphs.
  • · Findings and discussion. The findings and discussion section consist of description of the results of the data analysis to answer the research question(s) and their meanings seen from current theories and references of the area addressed.
  • · Conclusion. The conclusion section consists of the summary, restatement, comment or evaluation of the main findings.
  • · References. Every source cited in the body of the article should appear in the reference, and all sources appearing in the reference should be cited in the body of the article. The sources cited should at least 50% come from those published in the last 10 years. The sources cited are primary sources in the forms of journal articles, books, and research reports, including theses and dissertations. Citation is done using bracket (last name and year of publication).
  1. The references and quotation are listed alphabetically and chronologically. They should follow American Psychological Association (APA) for examples:
  • Book: author’s name (if the name is more than one word, take the last entry), year, title (italic), city of publication, publisher.

Edwards, P.A. 2008. Children’s Literary Development. Boston: Pearson.

  • Journal article: author’s name, year, title (in quotation marks), journal’s name (italic), volume/number, page.
    Nurgiyantoro, B. 2012. “Kebermaknaan Soal Ujian nasional Bahasa Indonesia SMA/MA 2012”. Dalam LITERA Jurnal Penelitian Bahasa, Sastra, dan Pengajarannya, Volume 11, Nomor 2, Oktober 2012, hlm. 167-179.
  • Internet: author’s name, year, title (in quotation marks), site, access date.
    Mueller, J. 2008. “Authentic Assessment Toolbox”. North Central College, Naperville (Diunduh 17 Januari 2009).





Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  3. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  4. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  5. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

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Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

  1. Authors retain the copyright and publishing right, and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
  2. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
  3. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) followingthe publication of the article, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work.


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